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A Metronome Life

I’m working on a piano piece that I first heard in a music appreciation class at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. It’s played very s-l-o-w-l-y and it’s been making me a little nuts. It starts simple, gets a little complicated then goes back to simple. The complicated bits feel faster because there are…

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Why is Vlad the Baker in a Sex Scene?

So I’m reading my romance novel and things are starting to heat up… wink, wink… you know what I mean. And then two words jump up and throw me way out of my happy place. Impale You’ve heard of Vlad the Impaler? He was the seriously mixed up Voivode of Wallachia back in the 1400’s.…

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Please Try This Position At Home

So I’m deep into my romance novel; the spunky hero, the tortured heroine (can you tell I like to mess with expectations?) are wonderful. And then… oh my, he does something that aggravates me every time I read it… pulls me right out my happy place. She’s crying about something and he wants to comfort…

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